Kate Moses is the author of the novel Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath (St. Martins Press) and of the memoir Cakewalk (The Dial Press). She co-edited the essay anthologies Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood (Washington Square Press/Pocket Books) and Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves (HarperCollins). She was a founding senior editor and writer for Salon, and her essays and articles have appeared in The American Scholar, Good Housekeeping, the Guardian, the Hungry Mind Review, Narrative magazine, SF magazine, NPR’s Snap Judgment, and Time, and anthologized in Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (W.W. Norton) and Truthful Fictions: Conversations with American Biographical Novelists. She has taught at the State University of New York—Plattsburgh, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and the University of the Pacific. She holds a BA from the University of the Pacific and an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University.